With Me Thy Servant In Thy Grace
With me thy servant, in thy grace,
deal bountifully, Lord:
That by thy favor I may live,
and duly keep thy word.
Open mine eyes, that of thy law
the wonders I may see.
I am a stranger on this earth,
hide not thy laws from me.
My soul within me breaks, and doth
much fainting still endure,
Through longing that it hath all times
unto thy judgments pure.
Thou hast rebuk’d the cursed proud,
who from thy precepts swerve.
Reproach and shame remove from me,
for I thy laws observe.
Against me princes spake with spite,
while they in council sat:
But I thy servant did upon
thy statutes meditate.
My comfort, and my heart’s delight,
thy testimonies be;
And they, in all my doubts and fears,
are counsellors to me.
Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases